Puerto Vallarta Mexico Guide and Advisor

This Puerto Vallarta Mexico Travel Guide will provide info and advise you need to select Puerto Vallarta as your next vacation destination.

Puerto Vallarta Travel Guide - About

Puerto Vallarta is one of the most important touristic destinations in Mexico, and is located in the Pacific Ocean in the shore of Bandera Bay.

Puerto Vallarta Mexico combines world class resorts with the Mexican town atmosphere. In Puerto Vallarta you will find the town with a beautiful malecon (jetty) where you can enjoy a walk. There are also on the other side of the jetty: restaurants, bars and shops for all likes.

The resort area has grown in the last 20 years enormously. You can find all inclusive resorts, luxury hotels, villas and budget accommodations.

Close to Puerto Vallarta there is also the relatively new developed area of Nuevo Vallarta although this area is in the state of Nayarit while Puerto Vallarta is in the state of Jalisco. From Nuevo Vallarta towards the North, there are tranquil beautiful beaches that form part of what is called Riviera Nayarit.

Its climate is semi-tropical with an average temperature of 27 degrees Celsius (80 degrees Fahrenheit), and sunny days most of the year.

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Puerto Vallarta Things to Do

There are many things to do in Puerto Vallarta and around. Here are some of the most popular activities and places close to Puerto Vallarta:

  • Ecotourism
  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Sport Fishing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Jet skies

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Puerto Vallarta Mexico Nightlife

Nightlife in Puerto Vallarta is nothing short than great. There are world class restaurants and famous places in the malecon (jetty) and close by in Downtown. Also, there are some discos and bars in the hotel area and large hotels usually have their own open to the public. The best place to go for fun and dance the night will always change, so its best to ask your local hotel concierge once you are there.

Like in most places in Mexico, nightlife does not really start until about 11:00PM and goes on until early morning with some places closing around 6:00AM.

Puerto Vallarta Travel and How to Move Around!

Traveling to Puerto Vallarta Mexico is easy because its international airport receives regularly scheduled flights from all major hubs in the US and Canada with some seasonal flights increasing the traffic during the winter months. Traveling from Europe is usually from vacation operators flights and charters. The other option is to connect through Mexico City.

Another way to get there is to arrive in a cruise. It is one of the most popular destinations when you take a Pacific Ocean cruise from California to Mexico.

Bus travel to Mexico is yet another choice you have, is extremely convinient, and luxury classes are at another level from anything you have seen. Visit our Mexico bus travel info page for more details.

Once you are in Puerto Vallarta, the best way to get to the hotel is by Taxi or shuttle. The shuttle can be booked in advanced and is more economical than a taxi because you will be sharing a van and you may have to wait for others to be dropped off and/or picked up before you reach your destination.

In Puerto Vallarta you can move around by Taxi when going to downtown, restaurants and bars. If you take a tour they will usually provide transportation in the package. You can rent a car is if you want to explore places on your own time without the limits that the tour operators impose, and also to travel to one of the beaches in Riviera Nayarit which are farther north.


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Where to Stay

You have a ton of options when it comes to accommodation. You can find the convenience of all inclusive resorts, the sophistication of luxury hotels, the relaxed atmosphere of adults-only resorts, and also villas, and budget friendly hotels.

Find here our all inclusive hotel guide, and our puerto vallarta hotel guide.

Puerto Vallarta Mexico is a great destination in Mexico for its wonderful resorts, and its Mexico town charm!

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